Sitting in Jackson + Rye, an American style Brasserie in the heart of Soho, you could very easily believe you are in fact across the Atlantic. The southern style design and upscale American bistro interior with flatteringly low lighting is complemented by the menu, which includes brunch style dishes such as ‘Farmer’s breakfast’ and ‘Prison Eggs’ alongside American favourites ‘Avocado Benedict’ and ‘Milk and Cookies’.
The diner-style breakfast menu is available everyday and has healthy options such as egg white omelettes with spinach, or granola and yogurt as well as daily fresh juices. A NYC restaurant in the heart of Soho wouldn’t be complete without the optional extras like bagels and Creamed Grits (a maize porridge originating from the southern states) now though would it?
The great thing about going for breakfast with Sophie, Vicky & Rory is that we aren’t all mega health freaks, so don’t automatically go for the low-calorie option (where’s the fun in that?!), and I knew they wouldn’t judge me for ordering a breakfast that would make a Downtown NYC cab driver proud: the Farmer’s Eggs:
My Farmer’s Eggs included two fried eggs and slabs of thick cut bacon, with friend potatoes, a herbed sausage patty and grilled toast. It was so delicious, and filling – also not as greasy as you would expect from a US style diner! I was however thankful for Sophie not quite finishing her berries and yogurt – it was a perfect palette cleanser! I have to say the granola was a little dry, but tasty none-the-less.
Jackson + Rye is a fantastic option if you want a casual breakfast or brunch in the city centre – the menu for the rest of the day has some scrummy sounding dishes too – including buttermilk fried chicken and shrimp rolls and truffled mac ‘n’ cheese.
Best of all, we got 50% off the entire order, just for signing up to their mailing list. We ended up paying around £5 each – bargain!
Jackson + Rye, 56 Wardour St. London
What’s your favourite breakfast joint in London?